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Drew Dowdell

June 2010 - Volkswagen of America sales

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Volkswagen Of America Announces 10.6 Percent Increase For June Sales

And A 12th Consecutive Month Of Growth

Golf and Jetta SportWagen Models Drive the Brand

HERNDON, Va., July 1, 2010Volkswagen of America, Inc. today reported June 2010 sales of 21,051 total units, for a 10.6 percent increase over June 2009, and its twelfth consecutive month of sales growth. For the year-to-date, Volkswagen’s sales have risen 29.9% versus the same timeframe in 2009.

The sporty Golf posted its strongest month ever with 1,570 units sold, a 187 percent increase compared with June 2009. The award-winning TDI® Clean Diesel version of the Golf also posted a best-ever sales performance.

Volkswagen’s line of Jetta SportWagens showed their strongest month ever, with 2,516 units, up 26.9 percent compared with June 2009. Similarly, the Passat Wagon had its best month since December, 2008, with sales of 341 units, up 204 percent compared with June 2009.

“While consumers across the industry appear to have been more restrained in June, Volkswagen continued to show strong performance across our full line of new models,” said Mark Barnes, Interim-President, Volkswagen of America, Inc. “In our twelfth month of year-over-year sales growth, we see clear evidence that customers are discovering the incredible breadth and depth of the Volkswagen brand in the U.S. They are responding favorably to our value, fuel economy, design and driving experience.”

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Diesel golf had a best ever sales performance because they are very slow in bringing the car to market...demand outstrips supply....and they are slowly ramping up....

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